Racism: Recognize it. Reject it!
We all want to live in welcoming and inclusive communities. Racism has no place in them. March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, is a time to remind ourselves of the harms and heroes of the past and present.
Learn about racism, its impact, and what you can do by registering for Racism: Recognize it. Reject it! Youth Leadership Workshops.
The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) offers an opportunity for high school students to participate in an anti-racism leadership workshop. Students will engage with peers from throughout the province as they work together in interactive activities to explore identity, power, privilege, colonialism and its legacies, reconciliation, racism and discrimination.
Students will receive facilitation guide to replicate the activities. The workshops are offered in February and March so that schools can prepare to offer opportunities for peers or elementary students. These may take place around March 21 or at any time of year. It is important to remember the issues of social justice every day.
Elements of the Workshops:
- Skill Building (e.g. trust and team-building, cooperation)
- Sense of belonging/community
- Acceptance of many diverse, creative and innovative leadership styles
- Youth voices
- Opportunities for action
- Ownership and relevance
- Shared decision-making and collaboration with others
- Responsibility and purpose
- Validation of Individuals’ experiences and ideas
2021 Arrêt/Stop Racism Youth Leadership Workshops
Finding A Place in the Shift to Anti-Racism: A Collective Art Project
Deadline to Register: July 3rd
2020 Racism: Recognize it. Reject it! Facilitator Training
Dates and Locations:
- Melville: February 5-6, Melville Comprehensive High School, 202 10 Ave E, Melville, SK S0A 2P0 ( Registration due February 01)
- Regina: March 4-5, Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre Gym, 445 14 Ave, Regina, SK S4N 6T5 ( Registration due February 28)
- La Ronge: March 10-11, Kikinahk Friendship Centre, 320 Boardman St, Bedford Dr, La Ronge, SK S0J 1L0 (Registration due March 02)
- Battleford: Registration open! Training and workshop have been postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak, Venue and Date TBD
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can take this training?
People, especially young adults, with some experience in at least one of the following areas: leadership, multiculturalism, anti-racism, and anti-oppression. High school students, university students, Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) or people working in the community are encouraged to apply.
What is the time commitment?
It is mandatory for facilitators to commit to both the training and the workshop:
Day 1 – Facilitator will receive training.
Day 2 – Facilitate small group activities with high school students
MCoS hopes that interested parties will want to continue facilitating in the future.
What do I receive?
In addition to skill development and tools, facilitators may receive an honorarium for the 2 days. MCoS can also provide references upon request.
How will MCoS choose facilitators?
We will assess applicants on their ability to commit to the two days and their interest in continuing in future years, as well as their experience and interest in working with these topics and/or with teens.